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Willie Jones and Eric Hill Added to MCA Board of Directors

We are pleased to announce that we have added Willie Jones and Eric Hill to the Mississippi Coding Academies Board of Directors this spring. President of the DSC Training Academy with 30 years of experience in workforce development Wille Jones is determined to create diversity in the job market and serve the needs of women […]

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Mississippi Coding Academies Launches Gulf Coast Campus, Enrolling for Fall 2021

The Mississippi Coding Academies board of directors is pleased to announce that enrollment is now open for a Gulf Coast-based cohort of coding students to begin classes in August 2021. The University of Southern Mississippi directly supports the new campus, which is already gaining interest from employers in the region. “We’re excited to get this […]

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Mississippi Coding Academies and DSC Training Academy Launch South Jackson Coding Campus

[Jackson, Miss.] Mississippi Coding Academies and DSC Training Academy are pleased to announce their partnership on a new coding campus in South Jackson. The campus, located at 3906 I-55 South Frontage Road, is convenient to potential coders from South Jackson, Hinds County, and the Jackson Metro area’s southern reaches. The downtown and South Jackson sites […]

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Mississippi Coding Academies Selected as One of the Qualified Teams to Compete in the $5 Million XPRIZE Rapid Reskilling Competition

Mississippi Coding Academies has been selected as one of the 10 Qualified Teams from four countries advance in the New Profit-sponsored competition, competing for a $1.5M grand prize; Teams competing in the next round will develop solutions to place participants into full-time jobs LOS ANGELES (March 8, 2021) — XPRIZE, the world’s leader in designing and operating […]

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MCA Opens Remote Learning Centers at Columbus High School and Choctaw Tribal Schools

This past week, Mississippi Coding Academies (MCA) was thrilled to work with the Columbus Municipal School District (CMSD) and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (MBCI) to open our first two remote classrooms for new coders under the TechShare program. TechShare, made possible by a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and […]

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Mississippi Coding Academies Named a Top 10 Finalist in Prestigious MIT Solve Challenge

MIT Solve has named the Mississippi Coding Academies (MCA) a finalist in its “Reimaging Pathways to Employment in the U.S.” challenge. As a finalist in this challenge, held by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MCA will now present their solution directly to judges for final consideration. Called “The Enhanced Mississippi Model,” the solution proposed by […]

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MS Coding Academies to Launch TechShare Program in 2021

Three years of running Mississippi Coding Academies — along with experience gained during the COVID-19 pandemic — have made it clear that adding the ability to create more coders in rural counties around the state is crucial to Mississippi’s economic growth. Transportation to our existing academy locations is one of the most significant barriers to […]

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Mississippi Center for Public Policy Discusses Workforce Development With Our Chairman

This past week, the Mississippi Center for Public Policy’s Matthew Nicaud published an interview with Mike Forster, chairman of Mississippi Coding Academies. The article focuses on the role that the Academies can play in building a skilled workforce in Mississippi. Mike Forster, chairman of Mississippi Coding Academies Forster began by noting that the Mississippi Coding […]

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2019-2020 Annual Report Details Coder Successes, New Initiatives

With the certification of 29 new coders this year, the Mississippi Coding Academies has published its 2019-2020 Annual Report, detailing the 80 adults who have gone through the 11-month program in Jackson and the Golden Triangle to become full-stack coders. The year began with the Mississippi Coding Academies’ transition to remote learning and evaluations because of […]